The study of Danger, Vulnerability and Risks (PVR) for epizootics in Santiago de Cuba was presented to the National Council of Experts of the Department of Animal Health of the Ministry of Agriculture of the territory.
According to Dr. C Ana Lourdes Brito Moreno, provincial coordinator of PVR, these studies are a great innovation because it is the first time that health risks for animals are made.
“The studies were approved happily and now its implementation will stick to the recommendations given by the higher body,” he stressed.
“In this sense, Santiago de Cuba is already progressing because it has a new study that, for example, if there is any disease or risk that exists, the existence of plans can contribute at least, more visible and careful, and we will know how to deal with it because it has its dimensions.
“The second part is to include the results of the studies in the disaster risk reduction plans of the companies involved and the population,” he explained.
Among the recommendations given by the National Council is the need to include more in the area of communication, to disseminate the results obtained so that people are aware of them and know what dangers or risks they face and if how to act when they are. aware of the threat that exists in the territory.
Eleven groups of animals were studied, including: sheep, goats, pigs, birds and wildlife, among others. The study is one of the most comprehensive because it includes in one study eleven species or groups of animals that are most present in the territory.
Regarding other PVR studies, Brito said they are updated according to the updated procedures of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and its agencies.
“Next year we have to finish the fire studies that are already known and we have to start other studies like hydrometeorological updates, that is, heavy rains, strong winds and coastal flooding with new method, which is one of the most common occurrences.” in Santiago de Cuba,” he concluded.